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Review: Decadence by Nichole Austin

Title: Decadence

Series: Tree of Life

Genre: Fantasy

Publication Date: February 24, 2019

Growing up is hard, but when you're tasked as the world’s protector while trying to juggle multiple relationships… well good luck. A world with witches, vampires, lycanthropes, and mortals lies ripped apart by self-indulgence. Seventeen-year-old Rosalyn has been protected from these things her whole life. In a matter of days her naivety and innocence is ripped from her, forcing her on a journey of self discovery. Can she survive betrayal from all sides? Will she learn to trust those she was taught to fear? Can she and her men stop the greed that fills their world from tearing it apart, or will they be doomed to watch it burn?

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This book has many ups and downs. I had a hard time at first liking the heroine. She felt like a whiny petulant child ( which she is since she is only 17) always crying about everyone keeping things from her or why she can never be alone. Then as I read further, I start to see the plan the author has. The story starts to give you small glimpses of the woman she is destined to be as she grows up. Just as the story starts to unwind and get to the juicy part, the cliffy slashes you and leaves you wanting more.

My interest was piqued when I read the blurb but after the first chapter, I felt like I was missing paragraphs in each chapter. There was no cohesiveness in the storyline. There was barely a description of the world the book was set in. And the character development was inconsistent. The premise of the story was a good one but the execution of it needed more work. I received this book as an ARC and I voluntarily left an honest review.


Nichole Austin is a Paranormal Romance, and Fantasy author of books that shock her readers, and leaves them begging for more. When not spending time with her supportive family, she's active on social media connecting with her readers, or reading a great book. Her other passions besides writing include scrapbooking, and helping her kids with their after school activities. Nichole can always be found with a pen and paper in her purse, just in case another idea pops into her head. She hopes one day her crazy adventures will end up on the big screen. You can easily find Nichole Austin on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads! She also has a readers group where you can chat about her amazing books.


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